Maurizio Sarri believes they are still far from matching Liverpool’s chances for the Premier League title.
Chelsea missed a golden chance to join Manchester City at the top of the table as they played out an entertaining 1-1 draw with Liverpool. Eden Hazard was once again showed why top European clubs have been after him as he set the Stamford Bridge on fire with a brilliant finish to put the home side ahead.
All the path to the Chelsea goal seemed to have blocked as the Blues put up a tremendous defensive display to close down Mohamed Salah and Co. It once again came down to super sub Daniel Sturridge whose late strike dashed Sarri’s hopes to claim the three points.
The Italian gaffer sounded happy but feels Liverpool still have the edge over them. “No, I think they are a step forward but I think also that we are closer than I thought one week ago.
“The first two places, as you know, for me, is going to be very difficult because Manchester City and Liverpool are a step forward on us. So it is very difficult. But I think we can fight for the Champions League.
“I am disappointed because they scored in the last two minutes but in the end I am really very happy, first of all with the performance and I think also that the draw may be the right result. The match was wonderful.”